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Shepherd Neame Christmas Ale 2006

Formerly brewed at Shepherd Neame
Style: English Strong Ale
Faversham, England


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Pasteurised bottle.
This golden amber ale has a generous aroma of tropical fruit. The fruity flavour has hints of mangoes, oranges, lemons and sultanas. The pleasant floral hop balances this beer perfectly. It is a drying, warming, rounded ale to sip and savour at leisure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (4000) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Dobre i super zbalansowane piwo. Świąteczne Ale wypite po sporym czasie od uważenia. Nic nie traci, a wręcz przeciwnie sporo zyskuje. Smak się udoskonala, a zapach jest silniejszy i intensywniejszy. Fajny kartonik na pamiatke zostanie

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2007
0.5lt Bottle/ Lovely amber colory with a small tan head. Caramel malty aromas and fruity taste. Medium body , decent bitterness sweet aftertaste. I had higher expectations but it wasn;t bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2006
I found this very intresting and a beer i will probably have again if im stuck. Aroma is caramel toffee a bit of spicey floural hoips which are better than more british bottled xmas bers iv had. Taste is similar and very drinkable, carbonation is less harsh than expected, decent spicey finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4982) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2006
Bottle. Yellow and clear with no carbonation.Fruity and pleasant. Call me old fashioned but should a Christmas beer really have a light appearance?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2007
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear amber colour with a tall, dense, off-white head. Sweetish, caramelish nose. Medium body with a soft - almost velvety - mouthfeel. Sweet notes of caramel malt and a whiff of nuts. The finish is dry with a subdued bitterness. Well crafted. 150707

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13227) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2007
Bottled, pasteruised, 500ml. Orange amber with white, short, head. Puddingy sweet beer with heavy fruity and caramel notes. Mixed spices and raisin type fruit throughout, lacks a finish apart from lingering fruity sweetness. Its fine as a fireside beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2007
Bottle. Amber with a large white head. Sweet, caramel, fruity. Good to have on a winter or at least autumn. But I had a beer left from last November :-) Slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2012 Clear amber colour with not perfect off-white head. Good sweet and hoppy aroma when opening. Sweet malty aroma. Flavo. Malt and caramel, lightly bitter finish..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2006
500ml bottle from Trafalgar Wines, Brighton. Amber colour with lasting off white head. Shep yeast and rich fruit aroma. Too much boiled sweet malt. Relatively good strong bitter hop finish. Interesting mix of raisiny candy sugar and strong hop. Curiously likeable. Candy sugar is a bit too obvious. Shame really as the rest is pretty good. Raisiny cherry plum fruit and good bitter hop finish. Some caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (6512) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2007
On bottle. Pours an amber color with a fine head that quickly disappears. Very pleasant aroma with subtle herbal and flowery fruits. A bit watery. The flavor does not really match the aroma.

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